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Victorius: Dinosaur Warfare (EP)
Victorius: Dinosaur Warfare (EP) CD Album Review

Victorius: Dinosaur Warfare (EP)

Power Metal
3.0/5.0

Almost 54 weeks to the day from their last long player, Heart Of The Phoenix, German power metal band drops a new EP, Victorius - Dinosaur Warfare Legend Of The Power Saurus. The brief six song piece is their first concept album which has to do with, when the earth was young, an alien invasion of the dinosaur world. Here's a small excerpt of explanation from the band: Millions of years ago, the earth we know was ruled by mighty dinosaurs. These majestic creatures were reigning the glorious kingdom called earth (yes, the whole globe was one shiny dinosaur kingdom!). But one day, who could have expected, evil aliens from out of space were invading Earths kingdom to conquer and enslave all beings. Only the Holy Dinoforce, a special dinosaur task force consisting of the strongest, fastest and coolest dinosaurs, could protect the realm. You can probably find more at their website or Facebook page.

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Victorius

Suffice to say, Victorius and this EP can be easily dismissed as simply, more of the same, Teutonic power metal. Every song here plays pretty much the same. The songs are bullet train fast, with sharp yet harmonious riffage and abundance of guitar solos. Victorius reminds me of Dragonforce, but not quite being able to get their engine into fifth gear. There's really nothing more add, except to say that dinosaurs fighting aliens is perfectly suited for power metal. As for my recommendation? If you like the band, buy the album. Otherwise, one spin was redundant enough for me.



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The Bottom Line

Dinosaurs fighting aliens is perfectly suited for power metal. As for my recommendation? If you like the band, buy the album. Otherwise, one spin was redundant enough for me.

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